Mar 9:18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
DUMB: G216, alalos, al'-al-os
From G1 (as a negative particle) and G2980; mute: - dumb.
Our spirit and our words are indistinguishable.
Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth (zoopoieo); the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (zoe).
Do you see how Jesus used spirit and words interchangeably?
- The spirit QUICKENETH.
1) to produce alive, begat or bear living young
2) to cause to live, make alive, give life
2a) by spiritual power to arouse and invigorate
2b) to restore to life
2c) to give increase of life: thus of physical life
2d) of the spirit, quickening as respects the spirit, endued with new and greater powers of life
- metaphorically, of seeds quickened into life, i.e. germinating, springing up, growing
- Words that God SPEAK = SPIRIT = LIFE (zoe)
The WORD of God produces LIFE! When I received revelation of this fact, it was like I was kicked up to another level of faith.
Rom 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
The best way to describe this specific moment of revelation in my life is to compare it to when I received Jesus Christ as my LORD and Savior. Later, at a specific moment, I was baptized in the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues. Even later than that, I had a REVELATION of the POWER in my Words. Each time I experienced a closer fellowship with God.
Pro 18:20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Pro 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
The main difference between us and Jesus is He only spoke LIFE. We on the other hand, can speak life AND DEATH! We murmur and complain, we doubt God and His word. Is there any wonder that we do not receive and experience all of His blessings?
I had this revelation about the power of our tongues and I later stumbled upon Charles Capps book,
“The Tongue – A Creative Force” at a library book sale. I also read, “Words That Move Mountains” by E.W. Kenyon and Don Gossett. I also wrote, “Speak, Hear, and Believe”; therefore, you can probably tell that this revelation greatly affected me.
Here is the main theme of Speak, Hear, and Believe:
If we desire to transform into His image, we must begin SPEAKING truth, light, life and love, we must begin Speaking God’s Word. Speaking God’s Word is the only way we can approach God and appropriate His promises. Jesus Christ (God’s Spoken Word) is the light that shines in darkness and the darkness cannot understand or comprehend Him because he is the opposite of darkness. Only the children of the light can comprehend Him and be transformed into His perfect image.
God’s spoken WORD (Jesus Christ) changes us from faith to faith, and from glory to glory, into His image. It is amazing to me how stubborn people can be when it comes to the Word of God. People insist on doing things their way, and believing what they believe, and living how they want to live, whether it aligns with the WORD of God or not. One thing I know for sure, God’s WORD is ALWAYS right!
It is obvious why Satan will do everything in his power to stop us from SPEAKING the Word of God. If Satan can short circuit this pathway, he can basically prevent us from becoming mature sons of God. If you are deaf or dumb, if you have a physical problem, which interferes with communicating like stuttering, autism, or extreme shyness, especially since childhood, a DUMB spirit may be the root of your problem.
It is interesting that Moses believed he had a problem communicating (communing) with people.
Exo 4:10 Moses said to Yahweh, “O Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before now, nor since you have spoken to your servant; for I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.”
Apparently, people did not believe that the Apostle Paul’s speaking ability was very impressive either.
2Co 10:10 For, “His letters”, they say, “are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech is despised.”
However, God is not looking for people who are gifted orators, He needs people who will trust and rely on HIS WORD!
2Co 12:12 Truly the signs of an apostle were worked among you in all perseverance, in signs and wonders and mighty works.
When we speak the WORD of God, we exit the realm of unbelief, sin and death, and we enter into the realm of faith and the kingdom of God. We become like Jesus Christ, we become the sons of God.
Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he
hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his
person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by
himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high
The author of the Book of Hebrews called Jesus the ―express image, or the exact replica
of God. Think about that! As far as I can tell there was nothing out of the ordinary or
anything very remarkable about Jesus’ appearance, but there was something that set Him apart…there was something that people recognized as unique.
HE WAS UNIQUE BY WHAT AND HOW HE SPOKE!
Joh 7:45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and
Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
Joh 7:46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
PROPHECY is not necessarily foretelling future events, prophecy is simply God speaking through a person…Jesus ONLY repeated what the Father spoke to Him; therefore He was, is, and always will be, the ―express image of the Father. As we allow God to speak through us, we are transformed into His image…God’s LOGOS.
Joh 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
Joh 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting:
whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I
Speaking what the WORD of God says is what sets the sons of God apart from the
world. The sons of God BELIEVE and SPEAK the WORD of God, it does not matter what the “evidence” says. The WORD of God will change our circumstances but circumstances will NEVER change the WORD of God.
Mat 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or
what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye
Mat 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which
speaketh in you.
The ―Logos‖ (Jesus Christ) spoke ALL of creation into existence and
He wants to speak through you and me. Now that is AWESOME! If you are interested in
the Logos you can also read my book called, ―Speak, Hear and
Believe”. You can download it for FREE on my website motsog.com or at the following websites:
When you are baptized in the Holy Spirit, you WILL pray in tongues, but I do not believe this is the GIFT OF TONGUES. I believe the gift of tongues is for the edification of specific individuals, just like the gift of prophecy is for the edification of the Church.
Oftentimes when individual people are going through struggles or difficult circumstances and they will need a specific WORD from God dealing with their specific problem. If you have ever heard somebody speak in tongues in Church and then heard somebody else interpret, you may have thought to yourself: “What does that mean?” It is most likely because the interpretation was not meant for you, but for some specific individual in the Church.
1Co 14:22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.
1Co 14:23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
1Co 14:24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:
1Co 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
Many people, probably most people, do not like to share their problems with others, even if it is a close friend or a brother, but God knows all of us. He wants to encourage us. He wants us never to lose hope. He wants us to know that He is closer than a brother. He wants us to know that He is a mighty deliverer and savior.
Sometimes when God puts somebody on my heart and I pray for them in TONGUES, I will receive some WORD of encouragement for them, or I will receive a WORD to edify that person. That is the gift of TONGUES.
If there is evidence that you are dealing with a DUMB spirit, you may need to ask a Holy Spirit filled Christian to command it to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. Also, EVERY spirit filled believer should memorize and know the following verses from the Book of Isaiah:
Isa 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
Isa 28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
Speaking in tongues will give us rest and refreshing, and speaking in tongues can also give other people rest and refreshing. It is so important that we pray in tongues every day! If you start feeling depressed, or distressed, or discontented, I strongly encourage you to find some quiet place and PRAY IN TONGUES!
Pro 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Pro 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.